Galleries and exhibitions
Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval, presents an exhibition by the Dorval Artists Association until Sunday. Call 514-633-4170.
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire, presents the latest submissions to the 2020 Art Rental Collection — a collection of artworks by more than 75 artists, chosen annually by a jury of professionals, available for rent or for purchase. Vernissage on Sunday at 2 p.m. and the exhibition continues until Dec. 1. Call 514-630-1220, local 1778.
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibition of paintings by Susan Bardos-Dobbek, Amneris Fernandez, Aurelia Istinah, Alicia Sosa and Elsy Torres. Continues until Tuesday. Call 514-630-2726, local 3216.
Galerie de la ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, presents From Shadow to Light, an exhibition of mixed media work by artist Sébastien Borduas. Continues until Nov. 17. Call 514-684-1012, local 298.
Montreal Aviation Museum on McGill University’s MacDonald campus, 21111 Lakeshore Rd. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is open to the public Saturday-Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 514-398-7948 or visit cahc-ccpa.com.
Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., presents From the Barn to the Museum, a travelling exhibition curated by the Musée de Charlevoix and the Musée Québécoise de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, the museum explores everything about the history of cows in Quebec culture and folk art. Continues until Nov. 3. Call 514-633-4170.
Arts and letters
Author Eliza Robertson will read from her book Demi-Gods on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baie d’Urfé Library, 20551 Lakeshore Rd. in Baie-D’Urfé. Free. Call 514-457-3274.
Beaconsfield Artists Association holds its fall exhibition on Friday (vernissage) from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield.
The Hudson Film Society presents the film Capernaum on Monday at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd. in Hudson. Admission: $12 for non-members. Visit hudsonfilmsociety.ca.
StoryFest 2019 presents Historian/author D’Arcy Jenish, who will discuss the 1970 October Crisis, on Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 642 Main Rd. in Hudson. Tickets: $15. They also present Canadian astronaut Dave Williams, who will discuss his recent memoir Defying Limits, on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Rd. in Hudson. Tickets: $20. Call 450-458-5396 or visit greenwoodstoryfest.com.
Friday Night Blues with Adam Karch on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220 or email email@example.com.
Cedar Park Coffee House, R&R with Richard Bastien, Ricky Buche and friends, and songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 204 Lakeview Ave. in Pointe-Claire. All welcome, freewill donations. Call 514-695-3337.
Emilie Kahn — Outro with Andria Piperni (Cabaret Nights) on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Drive in Dorval. Tickets: $20. Call 514-633-4175.
World Music with Tessala on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Columba by-the-Lake, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Suggested donation: $15 (free for children). Call 514-364-3027.
Los Dos Lunáticos. World music concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220.
Nicolas Ellis — Orchestre Symphonique de l’Agora. Classical grand concert on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at Saint-Joachim Church, 2 Sainte-Anne Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $18, $10 for students/seniors. Call 514-630-1220.
Self-help and support
Fight or Flight. Body’s Reaction to Stress presented by Robert Wise (Rise Clinic). Free course offered by West Island Citizen Advocacy, on Friday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 69 Prince Edward Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Free. To register, call 514-694-5850.
Prostate Canada Network — Montreal West Island meets on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. They will hold an “Ask Your Doctor” evening with Urologist Dr. Assaad El-Hakim. Call 514-694-6412 or visit pccnmontrealwestisland.com.
Lou Gehrig’s Disease — SLA/ALS Family Caregiver support group, offered by NOVA West Island, meets the first Monday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-695-8335, local 205.
AWISH Montreal offers exercise for arthritis evening classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre in Dorval. To register, call 514-631-3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compassionate Friends, an international self-help support group for bereaved parents, meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For information and support, call 438-257-0881.
Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step recovery group for compulsive overeaters, anorexics and bulimics. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Weekly meetings at various locations. Call 514-488-1812.
ANEB — open support group for people (aged 17+) suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones. Open to those suffering or living with an obsession of their body image, as well as support groups for their loved ones. The groups are confidential, free of charge and require no registration or long-term commitment. They are offered in English, on the West Island. Visit anebquebec.com/en/services/groupe-de-soutien-ouverts.
GRASP – Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing. A free peer support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to substance abuse meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Beaconsfield. To register, call 514-898-1220 or email email@example.com or visit grasphelp.org.
LGBTQ2+ Adult & Seniors supper open to adult and seniors who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Ave. Visit http://www.lgbtq2centre.com.
Al-Anon Family Groups. Compassionate help for family and friends of alcoholics. If you are troubled by someone else’s drinking you can find help and hope in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Call 514-866-9803, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit alanonalateenqcouest.org.
Adult ADHD Support Group — West Island. For adults and their loved ones who have ADHD. They meet every second Thursday at 7:45 p.m. Call 514-773-9815 or email email@example.com.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a low-cost non-profit organization that helps with weight-loss support. They meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Heights Park Chalet, 20 Robinsdale Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Visit tops.org.
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. Compassionate support and programs such as yoga, massage therapy, counselling, and more. They work with your health care professionals to improve your well-being and their services help you manage the emotional and physical challenges that come from a cancer diagnosis. Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. at 115 Du Barry St. in Kirkland. All services are free. Visit wicwc.org or call 514-695-9355.
Gamblers Anonymous offers help to anyone suffering from a gambling problem. Call 514-484-6666 or visit gamontreal.ca.
Groups and clubs
The Dorval Garden Club meets on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Larry Hodgson will speak on shrubs. Visit dorvalhort.com.
Children and teens
Astronomy for Kids — Spooky Nights, Halloween With the Stars. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada awaits young astronomers as they explore the haunted skies with the John Abbott College Space Club on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Abbott College, Casgrain Building, 21275 Lakeshore Rd. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Treats await as they pass through these activities and special pins for those in space-themed costumes! Parents must accompany their children. Free. Visit rascmontreal.org.
Marianne’s Dubuc’s Universe. Exhibition for Kids to come and discover the gentle and sweet universe of author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc. Continues until Nov. 10 at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Call 514-630-1220.
Book sale held by Friends of the Library on Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Ave.
Book sale on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Veronica’s Parish Hall, 1300 Carson Ave. in Dorval.
Parish bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Fisher Parish, 120 Summerhill Ave. in Pointe-Claire.
Arts and crafts fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas à Becket Parish, 4320 St. Anne St. in Pierrefonds.
Méchoui by the Fondation Village – Helping Seniors on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre, 1945 Parkfield Ave. in Dorval. Tickets: $50. Call 514-631-6533 or fondationvillage.org.
Boutique 24 Thrift Shop is open every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. during Coffee House and the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Church, Adair Hall, 24 Maple Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Donations welcome. Call 514-453-2902.
Thrift Shops for NOVA offer clothing for the whole family, footwear, books, household items, jewelry, etc. Thrift shop and used book shop, 43 Ste-Anne St. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Call 514-457-1642. Thrift shop at 2750 St-Charles Blvd. in Kirkland. Call 514-697-6692. Furniture and Used Book Thrift Shop, 449 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-694-8417. Boutique NOVA in Plaza Pointe-Claire. Boutique NOVA Hudson, 455 Main Rd. and a second new location 538 Main Rd. in Hudson. Call 450-202-6682. All are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Visit thriftshopsfornova.com.
The Teapot 50+ Centre, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd. in Lachine, is urgently looking for volunteers to help with the programs for older adults. A bilingual receptionist is needed on Tuesday mornings (9 a.m. to noon) to answer the phone, take messages and register new members. They also need a volunteer with accounting experience to help prepare deposits for the bank one day a week (3-4 hours). Call 514-637-5627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVAS — a non-profit organization that offers accompanied-transport for West Island residents going to medical appointments on the island of Montreal. If you need assistance and would like to use this service, or if you have a few hours to offer with access to a car and would like to volunteer, email email@example.com or call 514-694-3838, or visit abovas.com.
Volunteer West Island matches you with volunteer opportunities that suit your interests in the West Island. Visit cabvwi.org or call 514-457-5445, ext. 226. They are currently looking for the following:
The community flu vaccination clinics organized by the local CLSCs will begin the week of Nov. 5 and volunteers are needed to help them all run smoothly. Ages 18+.
Volunteer West Island is looking for Meals on Wheels volunteers — several of our long-term veterans are retiring, a second time! In particular: cooks are needed in several kitchens as well as shoppers for Dorval and Pierrefonds, and drivers for Dollard, Lachine and two Pierrefonds kitchens. Ages 25+.
Farley House in Pierrefonds, a group home for community living for some clients with mental health challenges, is looking for a volunteer kitchen animator to help participants with various cooking skills and food inventory management. Two or three times per month. Ages 18+.
The NOVA Adult Day Centres, a fun club-like day program for adults with mild cognitive impairment, is in dire need of volunteers for their Roxboro and Beaconsfield sites. Ages 18+.
The Pierrefonds Community Project is currently looking for volunteers to assist with Motivaction, a Homework assistance program on Monday-Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and to provide child care assistance with the Mothers’ group on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 18+.
Petits Frères supports lonely elders by creating a caring, committed extended family around them, dedicated to alleviating their isolation and being by their side throughout their remaining years. Volunteers needed to be matched with clients. Ages 18+.
The Pierrefonds Library is looking for volunteers to bring books to shut in citizens. Ages 18+.
West Island Citizen Advocacy is a Centraide/WICS community organization that matches volunteers with seniors or with people suffering from a handicap. Call 514-694-5850 or visit volunteerwica.com. They need:
An English-speaking Dollard resident in her late 50s would like a female volunteer for social outings to break her isolation. She likes going to Galerie de Sources and other places.
A friendly English-speaking 87-year-old Dollard woman would appreciate a female volunteer’s support to break her isolation by accompanying her to Fairview shopping centre once or twice a month. She uses adapted transport as she is in a wheelchair.